Spot of Tea: Republic of Tea Holiday Spiced Plum


[Photograph: Alice Gao]

If you're a green tea lover with visions of sugarplums dancing in your head, you'll enjoy this seasonal offering from Republic of Tea. This subtly spiced tea makes for a nice change from standard chai—the smooth green tea is just delicately laced with cinnamon and plum. (The flavoring, they promise, is 'all natural.')

The warming tea isn't sweet or perfumey (though you could add milk and honey if you're looking for a sugary treat.) We'd happily sip this balanced cup on any cool afternoon—perhaps with a Snickerdoodle on the side.

Do you have a favorite holiday tea?

Available online and in grocery stores, about $11 for 50 bags, sample provided for review.